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Workshop "Modern War and Society", Duke University.

November 15-16, 2013
History Department
Duke University

Conference Location
FHI Garage – C 105
Bay 4, First Floor, Smith Warehouse

Friday, November 15

9:15 am                       Opening remarks.

Panel One. 

Susan Grayzel (University of Mississippi, History)
“The State, the Civilian Body, and the Gas Mask in an Era of Total War, 1915-1945”

Discussion Leader: Anna Krylova (Duke University)

Nicola Spakowsky (Freiburg University)
War, Revolution and Gender in China's Communist Movement (1920s to 1940s)”

Discussion Leader: Mary Louise Roberts (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)

Panel Two.

 “Plexus:  The United States and Strategic International Communications, 1914-1945”

Discussion Leader: Dirk Bönker (Duke University, Department of History

Panel Three.

The Middle Class in Arms: The 1932 War of São Paulo”

Discussion Leader: Liz Shesko (Bowdoin College, History)

Mary Louise Roberts (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)
“Five Ways to Look at a Corpse: The Dead in Normandy, 1944”

Discussion Leader: Susan Grayzel (University of Mississippi, History)

Panel Four. 

Anna Krylova (Duke University)
Concepts of the Woman at the Soviet Front, 1941-1945”

Discussion Leader: Nicola Spakowsky (Freiburg University)

Maya Holzman (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)
Turning Partisans into “Crystal Clean People”: The War Against Anti-Soviet Behavior on the Eastern Front”
Discussion Leader:  Joshua Frens-String (New York University, History Department)

Saturday, November 15-16

Panel Five.

Oscar Sanchez (Macau University)
A War of Acquiescence:  The Soviet Union, Bretton Woods and the Cold War”

Discussion Leader: Tani Barlow (Rice University, History)

Franziska Exeler (Princeton University)
Participating, Disputing, Keeping Silent. Narrating the Years of War and Occupation in Post-1944 Soviet Belorussia”

Discussion Leader: Krista Goff (University of Michigan, History)

Panel Six.

Yukiko Koga (Hunter College, Anthropology)
Unmaking of an Empire: Postwar Compensation Lawsuits and the Inheritance of Unaccounted-for-Pasts in China and Japan”

Discussion Leader: Barbara Weinstein (New York University, History)

Panel Seven.              

Gil-Li Vardi (Hoover Institution, Stanford)
No Half-Measures, No Small Bites: How National and Organizational Identity Shaped the Conduct of War in Germany and Israel”

Discussion Leader: Jonathan Winkler (Wright State University)

Serguei Oushakine  (Princeton University, Anthropology)
Under Empire’s Rubble: Rewriting Military History with Songs”

Discussion Leader: Sabine Frühstück (University of California at Santa Barbara, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies)

Panel Eight

Sabine Frühstück (University of California at Santa Barbara, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies)
“Trinketizing Childhood, Infantilizing Wars in the Twentieth Century”

Discussion Leader: Yukiko Koga (Hunter College, Anthropology)

Panel Nine.

Tani Barlow (Rice University, History), Concluding Remarks


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